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Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Further Evidence that Canada Should Develop a Nuclear Weapons Programme

Or maybe Canada should just develop a truckload of enriched uranium, for peaceful purposes only, of course, nudge nudge.... [thanks to Jack for the link]

Speaking to reporters five days before Iran is to resume nuclear talks with France, Britain and Germany, Hamid Reza Asefi said the Europeans appeared to be serious in seeking an agreement with Iran. But he added that any settlement had to respect Iran's right, as a signatory to the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty, to enrich uranium.
Everyone has learned from the North Korean case. It is advantageous to continue to negotiate [i.e. extract further concessions] but that advantage is lost once the country actually gives up its nuclear weapons programme or loses it in an attack by the Israelis (just ask Saddam).

As a matter of diplomacy, it is time for Canadians to recognize that the only way we can deal on an equal basis with the U.S. is to have a few nukes pointed their way.
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